British Columbia, Canada,
is situated very close to the US Border. It is also the southernmost town
of Okanagan and is known for having the driest and hottest climate, not
only in the Okanagan but also in all of Canada. It's population as recorded
in the year 2010 was around 5,200 permanent residents.
The semi-arid climate means very hot and dry summers, resulting in thousands
of tourists and visitors who flock to Osoyoos to take a dip in Lake Osoyoos,
sip the world-class wines, stroll through shops in the downtown area or
enjoy the great variety of fruits ranging from peaches and cherries to
apples and apricots and many more. These delicious fruits are abundantly
available on the roadside stands and in the downtown shops.
The arid climate in Osoyoos combined
with the reliable irrigation systems paves the way for the earliest and
the longest growing season in the country which unsurprisingly results
in the production of a great variety of fruits and crops. In fact, the
only banana plantation in Canada is
found in Osoyoos. So, expect to taste all these different types of fruits
during your travel. You will never run out of foods on the go, and healthy
ones on top of that.
If you want to have a break from instant and commercialized foods you
usually eat in your everyday life and get a healthy dose of nutritious
foods like fruits, Osoyoos is the place to visit for the perfect vacation
of your life. You’ll
come out refreshed and revitalized after a vacation in Osoyoos.
The hot climate also gives tourists opportunity to enjoy various
kinds of recreational activities here. The South Okanagan Grasslands for
example is a protected area where you find strange and unique kinds of
plants and animals. Other activities you can enjoy right here are horseback
riding, hiking and fishing. If you want to experience and get a feel of
the rich cultural heritage of theOkanagan, you can visit the Nk’Mip
Desert & Heritage Centre.
Lake Osoyoos itself is one of the top tourists attractions here. Among
the chain of 5 lakes in the Okanagan Valley, Lake Osoyoos is the fourth
largest one. Known to be Canada’s warmest lake, plan for
ample time for activities here such as parasailing, swimming, jet skiing,
or windsurfing. There are three marinas stocked with equipment rentals
that will make you want to stay out in the sun all day long.
rich in parks and gardens such as the South Okanagan Grasslands, the
Desert Centre, the Osoyoos Lake Park and the Haynes Point Provincial
Park. Other attractions include RattleSnake Canyon and the Osoyoos